Florida Defends Its Shores Ten Years After the BP Oil Disaster Was Finally Contained
As birds in the Gulf are still recovering, the Sunshine State faces a threat of expanded offshore drilling.
Building a resilient Gulf Coast for birds and people
Photo: Shane Conklin/Great Backyard Bird Count
To make our coastal communities stronger and to protect habitat vital for birds and other wildlife, Audubon is recommending an investment of more than $1.7 billion dollars across the 5 Gulf states and regionally to fund a suite of 30 projects that are crucial to help the region’s birds recover.
Audubon scientists identified over 8 million acres of suitable habitat for priority bird species across the Gulf that should be prioritized for restoration and conservation. These habitats include barrier and bay islands, headland beaches, intertidal bars and flats, and saltwater marshes and range from south Texas to the Florida panhandle.
4 state or coastal offices
19 nature centers and sanctuaries
5 states participating in coastal stewardship programs
641 coastal stewardship and Audubon coastal bird survey sites
Photo: Bob Howdeshell/Great Backyard Bird Count
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